Posts tagged "Thomas Wortham IV"

The New York Times Talks About Chatham

The New York Times Talks About Chatham
Approximately nine months ago I received an email from Ben Carey, a Chicagoan who is a reporter for the New York Times. He stated he was doing a story and wanted to ask me questions about Chatham based on  one of my ChicagoNow blog post. We met and talked, but after several months I didn’t t think... Read more »

Peace In the Park After Dark 2012

Peace in the Park After Dark started two year as a statement to the community that Cole Park was safe after the shooting of Officer Thomas Wortham IV. So a group of 100 young people along with  6th District Police Commander Eric Carter, Wisconsin National Guardsman and a host of volunteers spent the night in... Read more »

2012-The Rise of Chatham

2012-The Rise of Chatham
It is no secret that 2010 and 2011 were two of the worst years the residents of the Chatham community have seen. What could go wrong did go wrong. The community lost Officer Thomas Wortham IV, Michael Bailey and Firefighter Corey Ankum. We saw the closing of two Chicago landmark restaurants, Izola’s and Army &... Read more »
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Recap of Officer Thomas Wortham IV Playground Dedication Ceremony

The Officer Thomas Wortham IV Playground dedication ceremony  took place yesterday. The $300,000 playground, which replaced an old dilapidated playlot, has been years in the making has finally come to fruition. Mr & Mrs Thomas and Sandra Wortham  led the ceremony while being supported by the Cole Park Advisory Council, Friends of the Park, presidents of Chatham community organizations and Roderick... Read more »

Officer Thomas E. Wortham IV Playlot Dedication and Ceremony

Officer Thomas E. Wortham IV Playlot Dedication and Ceremony
Saturday October 22, 2011 10 am Cole Park 361 E. 85th Street 312.747.6063 The Cole Park Advisory Council, community residents, and the Chicago Park District invite you to join us at the ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony celebrating the new Officer Thomas E Wortham IV Community Build Playground. Also, the Cole Park Advisory Council is... Read more »

Save the Date: Thomas E Wortham IV Community Playground Dedication Ceremony

Save the Date: Thomas E Wortham IV Community Playground  Dedication Ceremony
Saturday October 22, 2011 10 am Cole Park 361 E. 85th Street 312.747.6063 The Cole Park Advisory Council, community residents, and the Chicago Park District invite you to join us at the ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony celebrating the new Officer Thomas E Wortham IV Community Build Playground
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Do We Care About Cole Park ?

Many remember Cole Park for the legendary basketball games that took place years ago when the summer pro leagues played in Chicago and pros and prospects made their way to the park for a pick up game. Also, watching the late Ben Wilson rule the courts and Southside Little League baseball. Unfortunately, in recent years... Read more »